Inside Theatreland – Cabaret

CABARET CONFIDENTIAL: PAUL L. MARTIN.‘British cabaret icon’ Paul L. Martin presents his pick of the best new cabaret world, both up-and-coming performers as well as established cabaret singers working in the capital today. 
Each month will showcase four different up-and-coming and established vocal talents in the beautiful and historic setting of the Theatre Museum’s Painting Gallery.

Saturday 30 September, 20.00-22.00 (cash bar to follow)
RACHEL ROSE REID, EARL OKIN, ANEESA CHAUDHRY, EMMA-KATE NELSON

Combining a fascinating family background of storytellers and musicians with modern influences, at 21 the truly unique Rachel Rose Reid had already created one woman shows for Jermyn Street Theatre & No.3 Green Street, and regularly performs at Pirate Jenny’s cabaret club, finding chanson in diverse works from Weill to Nirvana.

Emma-Kate Nelson began her performing career at the age of 11 in the West End production of Aspects of Love. She subsequently trained at Sylvia Young and has since appeared in Starlight Express (Germany), The Music Man (Regents Park) and Franco Zeffirelli’s Jane Eyre. Emma is now working with her band Mendelzone and concentrating on a career as a recording and cabaret artist.

‘An excellent mix of power, style and vocal talent’ is the verdict from BBC Producer Simon Jenkins on the stunning Jazz/Soul stylings of Aneesa Chaudhry. Aneesa has performed at many top venues including The Astoria and Pizza on the Park, and has trained with Anita Wardell and Claire Martin. Her debut album, ‘Asian Provocateur’, is an experimental collection of songs recorded with Latin Jazz pianist, John Crawford.

Earl Okin began his career in the 60s, making his first record at Abbey Road studios and later opening for Paul McCartney. Embracing the worlds of Jazz, Bossa Nova and Comedy, he has performed alongside everyone from Cleo Laine to Billy Connolly and Rik Mayall and has given his one-man show around the world. He is also known, of-course, for his vocal-trumpet solos.

Saturday 28 October, 20.00-22.00 (cash bar to follow)


JOHN BARR, THE KITSCH KITTENS, GILLIAN FORD, MARK BUNYAN.
Tickets £12/£10 concessions


Saturday 25 November, 20.00-22.00 (cash bar to follow)


CHRIS POLICK, FRAN HARDCASTLE, ANGELA SCARAMUZZI.
Tickets £12/£10 concessions